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There are 4 ways to get from New York to Allentown by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Hamilton Northeast Corridor

$46 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus, line 606 bus  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
  2. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Us-130 385'S Of Rt-33 606

$25 - $42

2 alternative options

Train, line 601 bus  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the line 601 bus from Wallenberg Ave In Front Of Terminal to Hamilton Marketplace 601 / ...

$31 - $76

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from New York to Allentown 58.4 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Allentown is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Allentown is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 2m.

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The distance between New York and Allentown is 49 miles. The road distance is 58.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Allentown without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 1h 36m to get from New York to Allentown, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York to Allentown is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus and line 606 bus, which costs $25 - $45 and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Allentown is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from New York to Allentown.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Allentown. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 49.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 36m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Allentown, NJ, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from New York to Allentown every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Allentown via Palmer Square, Princeton, Nassau St At Palmer Square, and Us-130 385'S Of Rt-33 in around 3h 23m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Wallenberg Ave In Front Of Terminal to Hamilton Marketplace
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Us-130 385'S Of Rt-33
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com

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